United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/2nd Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 27
Lighthouses, &c. expenses accruing on them to be defrayed by U. S. till 1st July 1794.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all expenses, which shall accrue from the first day of July next inclusively, for the necessary support, maintenance and repairs of all lighthouses, beacons, buoys, the stakeage of channels on the sea-coast, and public piers, shall continue to be defrayed by the United States, until the first day of July, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, notwithstanding such lighthouses, beacons, or public piers, with the lands and tenements thereunto belonging, 1791, ch. 24.
1792, ch. 17.
1795, ch. 40.
1796, ch. 4.and the jurisdiction of the same shall not, in the mean time, be ceded to, or vested in the United States, by the state or states respectively, in which the same may be; and that the said time be further allowed to the states respectively, to make such cession.
Secretary of Treasury to place beacons in the Chesapeake and N. Carolina.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury be authorized and directed to cause a floating beacon or buoy to be provided and placed on Smith’s Point shoal, in the Chesapeak bay, and a beacon or floating buoy at the southwest straddle on the Royal shoal, near Ocracoke inlet, in North Carolina.
Approved, March 2, 1793.